Historical Who is Who

FAULKNER, William

1872 - 1952
Unnired States
LITERATURE

 

Thoroughly American novelist and screenwriter from the ‘Deep South’ who uses ‘stream of consciousness’ to convey an awareness of the interweaving complexity of emotions and motives in shaping the living fortunes of individuals and families. Much of his writing and the reading thereof, which engages with issues of class and culture, race and sex, and relationship with the natural   can be seen as an exercise in moral education. In his own words a re-learning of “the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed — love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice.”

 

Life

 Work

Video

William Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi (14 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1tQ-wt-eas

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